Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I-phone ~ I-shmone

Today while riding the train, I noticed 2 friends (girls) playing with their iphone's. Giggling. Showing each other photos and the latest songs they've downloaded and then I noticed a couple sitting right next to the girls... the couple had music also.
But! The couple was using a cassette player....
Then it hit me ---- an ipone was inches away from a cassette player -- I immediately became aware of every digital device on the seemed like everyone had some form of an ipod except this one couple who seemed so in-love and oblivious to the upgraded technology...Is love really that blind???

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Visual Slang

Hey Bloggers and Blog-readers check out the latest video I've edited.
It's based on an art Show: VISUAL SLANG 2008: The Modern Urban Imagination.
@ The Abrons Art Center, NYC
The show ends Aug. 31, 08
Curated by Lois Stavsky
with art by- A1one, Aime72, C215, Cern, Cope2, Chris Cortes (, Gola, Lorenzo Gomez, Indie 184, Kenor, Klone, Know Hope, Adi Mahalu, Mateo, Meres, Kenji Nakayama, Onesto, Ovni, Pez, Johan Potma, Nelson Rivas, Julio Rolle, Spaze Crafte One, Stinkfish, Tom14, Zero Cents and Zito. Abrons Art center, NYC.

Edited by Tameeka Ballance.
Directed & Music by Christian Cortes
Video recording by J.P.Urcuyo.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dead & Upright

I saw this article on Yahoo News - it's buzzing everywhere.
A 24 year old man requested to be kept upright for his funeral.

Here's the article:
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A Puerto Rican man has been granted his wish to remain standing — even in death. A funeral home used a special embalming treatment to keep the corpse of 24-year-old Angel Pantoja Medina standing upright for his three-day wake.

Dressed in a Yankees baseball cap and sunglasses, Pantoja was mourned by relatives while propped upright in his mother's living room.

His brother Carlos told the El Nuevo Dia newspaper the victim had long said he wanted to be upright for his own wake: "He wanted to be happy, standing."

The owner of the Marin Funeral Home, Damaris Marin, told The Associated Press the mother asked him to fulfill her dead son's last wish.

Pantoja was found dead Friday underneath a bridge in San Juan and buried Monday. Police are investigating.

**Photos taken from Yahoo News**

No clothes for me....

Ha...I got this video clip from - here's a video of a man on the streets of LA. Enjoy :)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

5 more mintues mom!

Have you ever experienced those days when you just can not get out of bed and you just need 5 more minutes of sleep?!

Check out this out:
Mood: humdrum
Location: 40th st
Special Powers: Holding a newspaper neatly while sleeping

*A special thanks goes to user Cortesnyc for submitting these photos*

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Submit your bum photos and I'll post them up and add them to "The Bum Files"

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I'm really shocked at how many New Yorkers just simply walk past bums like they do not exist! That is what I was trying capture in these photos. Meanwhile...the bum lady sleeping on the bag must have had a hard day at work.....

Mood: Exhausted/Over Worked
Location: West 4th St Train Station

Easy Breezy...

From this first photo - one would think,,,"oh this is a normal bum just hanging on the streets"....
nooo nooo nooo - think
I give you: "Easy Breezy Beautiful Cover Girl"

*I was unable to get a frontal shot of this lady bum smoking her cigarette because she kept staring at me - she gave off very negative vybz (this was wayyyy before I decided to take her picture)
Mood: Sassy
Location:: W. 24th St.
Time: 6pm'ish

Hot Soy Sauce - No thank you sir!


Today while browsing through some sites I came across an article on about a restaurant in DC that served a hot cup of soy sauce instead of coffee!!
*frowns* Here's a taste of the article:"After finishing his breakfast at a "classy" joint in the D.C. area, the server came by and topped off his coffee. When he took another was hot soy sauce."


Read the full article:

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A Toast To Jenny..

Excellent Commercial - check it out:

****The bridesmaid that goes: "laawwhhaa laaa laaa" is comical...****

Monday, August 4, 2008

Funniest Skit Ever!

Check out this commercial - It's a birth control ad that basically tells women it's perfectly normal or even hip to have only 4 periods out of the entire year!
Then check out this SNL (Saturday Night Live) skit. Genius!

Xtreme & Asian

What's xtreme, Asian, and just plain wrong....the uncontrollably funny comedy program; MXC (Most Extreme Elimination Challenge)
I know...this show airs on SPIKE TV - "The First Network for Men" but ladies even you'll roll over with laughter at some of these game challenges. The program consist of two Americans redubbing a Japanese game show; Takeshi's Castle. The main characters/hosts have ridiculous names such as Captain Tenneal, Guy Le Douche, Babaganoosh, and 59 cents. There are many many challenges with hilarious names: "Ball Buster", "Cheeze Squeezers", "Eat Shitake", "Elimination Idol", "Jerk & Release", "Muddy Runs", "Xtreme Giggles" & "Staff Infections."
Ok...enough history...check out this clip...

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Ace of Cakes...mmm yummy

So one night while channel surfing I stumbled across a show on The Food Network named: "Ace of Cakes" I love watching The Food Network b/c everything looks so good ***drool*** Anywayz... "Ace of Cakes" is a reality show about the daily operations of Duff Goldman's custom cake shop. The name of the shop is: Charm City Cakes. Check out these custom cakes and check out a clip from the show.....*You know I want a Tameeka Time Cake..hehe :)!!!*

Oh Kelis!

I've always been a huge fan of Kelis.....I love her hair, her crazy style, and sexy lyrics.

I'm not sure who posted these but here is a video of the old Kelis with her wild colorful hair, in the studio with the Neptunes and looking so fresh....


5 Points

Hola Bloggers and Blog Readers.

About a year ago, I started collaborating on videos with 2 artist (Chris Cortes & Meres). These artist are simply amazing at their crafts.
I've filmed these guys masterminding walls at the world famous graffiti heaven: 5Points. It's a spot in Long Island City Queens where graffiti artist can do their thing legally.
We are working on a (3) part series. I just finished editing the 2nd video early this morning.
Check out the first 2 vids of the series!

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